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Schumi to throw a party at Spa to celebrate 20 years in F1

Michael Schumacher will invite the whole paddock ‘back to his’ at Spa on Sunday as he celebrates two decades on the track (retirement aside, of course)…

A very sober Michael Schumacher.
A very sober Michael Schumacher.
Image: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP/Press Association Images

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER WILL host a party at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his Formula 1 debut.

The German – now racing with the Mercedes team after three years in retirement – first appeared in a Jordan car at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in 1991.

While a clutch failure led to an early retirement, just a fortnight later he was driving for the Benetton team and starting on the road to seven world titles.

Schumacher returns to Belgium this week, and told Cologne newspaper Express: “It will be a special moment for me. I will invite the whole paddock for a drink on Saturday evening.”

Just as long as nobody drives home afterwards…

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